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MORE ABOUT THE DRAGON WORLDS
The Japanese Dragon
are known collectively as "Tatsus". They are referred to in the Shinto
religion which tells of the Dragon King Ryu-Wo. Ryu-Wo was a guardian of
the Shinto faith who lived in a palace under the sea.
Japanese dragons are similar to Chinese
ones to which are said to be related. Both are serpentine and usually
wingless. Whereas Chinese dragons have five toes, Japanese ones have
three. The dragon of Japan also has spines along its back. Like Chinese
dragons, those of Japanese tradition are usually wise and beautiful.
However there do seem to be more that are indifferent or actually
inimical to the affairs of humankind.
Many Japanese dragons,
according to legend, have the ability to change size and shape, even
becoming invisible at times. This shape-shifting is a common feature of
Japanese dragon lore with stories of humans turning into dragons and
The Japanese dragon is said to be constantly in conflict with the tiger, their arguments causing storms and quakes.
The Celestial Chinese Dragon
is comparable as the symbol of the Chinese
Chinese around the world, proudly proclaim themselves
"Lung Tik Chuan Ren" (Descendants of the Dragon). Dragons are referred
to as the divine mythical creature that brings with it ultimate
abundance, prosperity and good fortune.
As the emblem of the Emperor and the Imperial command, the
legend of the Chinese Dragon permeates the ancient Chinese civilization
and shaped their culture until today. Its benevolence signifies
greatness, goodness and blessings.
The Chinese Dragon, or Lung , symbolizes power and
excellence, valiant and bold, heroism and perseverance, nobility
and divinity. A dragon overcomes obstacles until success is his. He is
energetic, decisive, optimistic, intelligent and ambitious.
Unlike the negative energies associated with Western
Dragons, most Eastern Dragons are beautiful, friendly, and wise. They
are the angels of the Orient. Instead of being hated, they are loved
and worshipped. Temples and shrines have been
built to honor them, for they control the rain, rivers, lakes, and
seas. Many Chinese cities have pagodas where people used to burn
incense and pray to dragons.
The Black Dragon Pool Chapel, near Peking, was reserved for the Empress and her court.
Special worship services took place there on the first and fifteenth of
every month. Dragon shrines and altars can still be seen in many parts
of the Far East. They are usually along seashores and riverbanks,
because most Eastern Dragons live in water.
The Isle of the Temple, in Japan's Inland Sea, has become a famous
stopover for pilgrims who meditate and pray to dragons. Both male and
female dragons have mated with humans.
Their descendants became great rulers. The Japanese Emperor Hirohito
traced his ancestry back 125 generations to Princess Fruitful Jewel,
daughter of a Dragon King of the Sea. Emperors in many Asian countries
claimed to have dragon ancestors. This made them so proud, that
everything they used was decorated with dragons and described in terms
of the dragon: dragon-throne, dragon-robe, dragon-bed, dragon-boat.
Calling an emperor "dragon-face" was a supreme compliment. People
believed that rulers could change themselves into dragons. For hundreds
of years, Japanese emperors sat concealed behind bamboo curtains
whenever visitors came. Anyone who dared to peek was condemned to
Everything connected with Eastern Dragons is blessed.
The Year of the Dragon, which takes place ever twelve years, is
lucky. Present-day Oriental astrologers claim that children born during
Dragon Years enjoy health, wealth, and long life.
Dragons are so wise that they have been royal advisor's. A
thirteenth-century Cambodian king spent his nights in a golden tower,
where he consulted with the real ruler of the land a nine-headed
Eastern Dragons are vain, even though they are wise. They are insulted
when a ruler doesn't follow their advice, or when people do not honour
their importance. Then, by thrashing about, dragons either stop making
rain and cause water shortages, or they breathe black clouds that bring
storms and floods. Small dragons do minor mischief, such as making
roofs leak, or causing rice to be sticky. People set off firecrackers
and carry immense paper dragons in special parades. They also race
dragon-shaped boats in water all to please and appease their dragons.
The Dragon brings upon the essence of life, in the form of
its celestial breath, known to many as Cheng chi. He yields life and
bestows its power in the form of the seasons, bringing water from rain,
warmth from the sunshine, wind from the seas and soil from the Earth.
The Dragon is the ultimate representation of the forces of Mother Nature, the greatest divine force on Earth.
The Chinese Dragon is often seen as the symbol of divine
protection and vigilance. It is regarded as the Supreme Being amongst
all creatures. It has the ability to live in the seas, fly up the
heavens and coiled up in the land in the form of mountains. Being the
divine mythical animal, the Dragon can ward off wandering evil spirits,
protect the innocent and bestow safety to all that hold his emblem. The
Chinese Dragon is look upon as the ultimate symbol of Good Fortune.
Year of the Dragon - Personality Traits:
The Dragon person is self confident and impulsive and consequently does
not always listen to the advice of others. He is also a perfectionist
and he sets high standards for himself. Although strong and decisive
the Dragon is not manipulative or sly. He refuses to deceive or
compromise and fails to spot subversive intent. He enjoys being in
command and like an emperor holding court he eliminates obstacles until
success is his.
The Wood Dragon is creative, imaginative, and inquisitive. He is
both a thinker and a doer and is capable of brilliant new concepts. His
every move is guided by sound logic. His drive and ambition allow him to
put many of his ideas into practice, nevertheless this Dragon is capable
of concealing his domination and tries not to offend. He will even compromise
if it is advantages. Although not as self-centred as other Dragons, he
is still outspoken and fearless when challenged.
The Fire Dragon is the most extroverted and competitive Dragon. He
tends to push too hard and expects a lot from everyone. His criticisms
are objective and he has the ability to arouse massive popular support.
His insatiable ambition can make him short-tempered and intolerant. He
is an empire builder who needs to master his less favourable traits and
learn how to communicate more humbly with people as individuals.
The Earth Dragon is a quieter, more reflective Dragon, He will be
appreciative of other's opinions even if he fails to agree with them. He
is reasonable in his approach to problems and his leadership is less dictatorial.
He is not given to outbursts of temper, but at the same time demands respect.
He knows the value of cooperation and is more diplomatic than the other
Dragons. He is ambitious, but his initiatives are less hurried and more carefully thought out.
The Metal Dragon is the most strong-willed Dragon. He is inflexible,
unbending and combative. He gives little regard to the feelings of others.
This ruthlessness can result in a rapid rise to a position of authority,
but often at the cost of destroying important relationships. It is futile
to attempt to convince him that certain things are simply undo-able. He
will go it alone if he can't gain support. He succeeds because he refuses to accept failure.
The Water Dragon is less selfish and opinionated than the other Dragons.
He is more inhibited and less power-hungry. He can accept defeat without
recriminations. He makes a good negotiator as he knows when, where, and
how to apply pressure. He has a tendency to be over-optimistic and needs
to learn how to relinquish what is infeasible so that he can concentrate
his energies on the most rewarding endeavours.
THE DRAGON WORLD
A little music to help you relax - - - NOT
For centuries and millenia, dragons have been accepted by the Chinese
people - loved, revered, but most of all respected for their awesome
wisdom and power. They controlled the waters and rain, they helped with
fertility, and their justice is swift. It's here, too that you'll find
that dragons aren't always a menace and it's a relief to see that after
coming from the West where dragons are slain left and right in the name
Lei Chen-Tzu / Lei Jen Zu
Dragon form of a supernatural hero
Said to have hatched with a thunderclap from Lei's Egg and was adopted by Wen Wang, the God of Literature.
Not born a dragon
One day Lei Chen-Tzu found out that Wen Wang had been taken prisoner.
His father, the Thunder Dragon Lei, gave him 2 apricots that turned him
into a huge, green dragon with wings, "boar's head and tusks, long
pointed snout, and shining eyes" As thus, he rescued his adoptive
History: Lei Jen Zu was the son of Lei, the
Thunder Dragon. He was said to be born from an egg by a thunderclap
from his father, although he was not born a dragon. The god of
literature, Wen Wang, adopted him and cared for him.
As a hero, Lei Jen Zu had many adventures. One of them
was the rescue of his adoptive father, who had been taken prisoner. The
Thunder Dragon gave Lei Jen Zu two apricots, and he transformed into a
dragon after he ate them. In his dragon form, he saved Wen Wang.
Symbolism: Lei Jen Zu can be a symbol of righteousness and heroism.
Physical Description: When he transformed, Lei
Jen Zu became a huge green dragon, having wings and a boar's face. In
addition, he had tusks, a pointed snout, and beautifully shining eyes.
Black Dragons are thought to be the most evil. They have deceptive ways
and are often out only to meet their own needs. They are known as the
Plight of the Land, usually, and are loathed by the people they live
near. When you think about it, black dragons are like undead dragons,
they are considered evil because of the color.
Black is known as a color of evil because it
represents night, and in the night you can not see. So, it is clear why
black dragons get such a bad reputation. I have not read a story about
a good black dragon just yet, but there are some in Pern...rare, though.
For the Dragons of the East, black is a chaotic color.
Black Eastern Dragons are said to cause lightning storms when they
fight. They are also said to be symbols of the North.
The Blue Dragon is a sullen, cold color that often is associated with the water or
ice. Most blue dragons are calm and peaceful, unless they are sea
serpents. Sea serpents are said to be mean and overbearing to any and
all ships, so they are normally bad tempered and spiteful.
Ice blue dragons usually live in cold places and
hibernate the whole time. They especially like hoarding things and are
often overprotective of their items. Ice dragons are seldom told of,
however, as most dragons live in warm places.
Eastern Dragons are of the purest azure colors. They are a symbol of the East, and are pacifying and calm.
Bronze dragons are rarer than others because they are metallic, like
silver dragons. Copper and other brown-golden tones are generally
classified as bronze as well. As a metallic color, these dragons enjoy
hoarding items that are shiny like them, namely gold and treasure.
Brown Dragon Brown is a very common dragon colour, much like green. Brown is the
color of dirt and earth, and it associated with the ground and caverns.
Unlike green, brown is not often a color of reptiles, although many
dinosaur replicas are fashioned with brown skins instead of green.
Brown dragons are known for hoarding skills, but they
also are known to roam from cavern to cavern instead of living in a
Gold Dragon Gold dragons are revered as kings and queens of dragons in most
stories. Others hold them as greedy hoarders that will settle for
nothing less than gold and gems. When they are kings and queens, they
are often good ones, and are fair and proportionate to all dragons.
However, golden dragons are also a symbol of wealth
and prosperity. Much like their other metallic counterparts, they hoard
treasure and enjoy shiny objects.
Green is an earthly color. Thus, the green dragon is often associated
with the world, vegetation, and nature. Some people believe that some
green dragons spew acid instead of fire or ice. Also, most green
dragons can command forces of nature.
Forces of nature include things like growth,
earthquakes, and fluxes in the landscape. Lore is another thing that
people have attributed to green dragons; they attract people with
earthly tidings and such wondrous things. However, green dragons are
often thought of as creatures that gobble up humans.
Many dragons in mythology are green because many reptiles and serpents are green, and dragons are related to them.
The color purple has been a symbol of royalty for a long time, possibly
because the pigment
In modern artwork, many dragons are purple, but a lot
of them are blue with purple undercolors. It is likely, therefore, that
they would retain much of the color significance of blue dragons.
Although rainbow dragons are said to be quite rare,there are many
stories involving dragons of multiple colors. The most famous and
wide-spread of all these dragons is Rainbow Serpent, found in various mythologies.
The Rainbow Serpent is generally connected with water,
since the rainbow is seen after a rainstorm. The rainbow is a symbol of
rebirth, life,and death because water is both a life-giving and a
While few dragons are rainbow-colored,multiple dragons
are connected with causing the rainbow,usually by reflecting light off
of their scales.
Red, as a symbolic color, has various connotations. It is the color of
passion, love, anger, blood, and fire. Bad temperament and
unpredictability are both associated with the color red. Red dragons,
therefore, can vary from being symbols of love and passion to symbols
of fire, anger, and bloodshed.
Many dragons in mythology are red, and many of them
that are in poems are red, too. Red dragons seem ferocious and
dangerous, which adds to their terror and the valor of a knight who
dares attack one.
For Eastern Dragons, Red is the color of chaotic
storms. The Red dragons are a symbol of the West, and they cause storms
when they fight in the night.
Silver dragons are thought to be very reflective and thoughtful.
However, silver dragons are after extremely hoarding and are too
occupied with taking and guarding their materials than to share their
insight with other dragons. Silver dragons like shiny object of any
kind, but especially mirrors.
Another factor of silver dragons is that they seldom
leave their cave. They almost always hibernate and hide, probably
because they stand out so much in nature. Metallic dragons are often
depicted as cyborgs in modern artwork.
dragons are among the wisest dragons there are. Perhaps because they
are associated with the light and righteousness. Though white
dragons are considered wise, most stories tell them as evil as well,
because they never tell the whole truth.
White, for the East, is also a symbol of mourning.
White Eastern dragons are said to be an omen of death. Which, mind you,
the Chinese did not deem evil. They were symbols of the South.
Yellow dragons are similar to gold dragons, although they are slightly
more common. Like purple, yellow is generally a more common undercolor
than a total color for a dragon. Yellow is a symbol of sunshine,
health, and wellness.
For the Eastern Dragons, Yellow dragons were the most
revered and well-thought of. However, they were secluded and were only
seen at "the perfect time".
DON'T ASK IT WAS IN MY STATS FILE!
DODIES DREAM WORLD
The Dragon's Nine Sons
Very strange names don't you think?
1.Haoxian A reckless and adventurous dragon whose image can be found decorating the eaves of palaces.
2.Yazi Valiant and bellicose; his
image is seen on sword-hilts and knife hilts.
3.Chiwen Chiwen likes to
gaze into the distance and his appearance is often carved on pinnacles.
4.Baxia Baxia is a good swimmer and his image decorates many bridge
piers and archways.
5.Pulao Pulao is fond of roaring and his figure is
carved on bells.
6.Bixi Bixi is an excellent pack-animal whose image
appears on panniers.
7.Qiuniu Qiuniu loves music and his figure is a
common decoration on the bridge of stringed musical instruments.
8.Suanmi Suanmi is fond of smoke and fire; his likeness can be seen on
the legs of incense-burners.
9.Jiaotu Jiaotu is as tight-lipped as a
mussel or a snail. His image is carved on doors.
HEY, I JUST FOUND A FEW MORE DRAGONS
Thanks to Malcolm Tang for letting me use them
Do Dragons Exist?
they don't exist, then how did they end up in different cultures all
across the world? Unless everyone had observed the same thing, or else
dragons would only be a minute part of a certain civilization.
Cultures and civilizations all across the globe are separated
by distance and time. They are uniquely defined in terms of knowledge,
philosophy and fate. Some went extinct; some invented the compass; some
created paper. Yet all of them have one thing in common; the existence
of a ferocious, fire-spitting, huge serpent-like creature, and with its
wing(or no wing) it could soar thousands of miles, spreading fear into
the communities below.
Assimilation of culture is limited to certain civilizations,
perhaps connected via trade or exploration.
For example the Indian and
the Chinese were connected via trade, and as a result Buddhism was
brought to China.
But lets not forget that the Greeks and Eastern
Europeans also have their own version of dragon which is almost
identical to the dragons of India and China, and they had never crossed
the vast Steppe and stepped into China.
Europe, dragon is the symbol of fear and evil. No one wishes to see a
dragon, lest get devoured alive.
Kings and the nobles favored the
slaying of dragon, even when the dragon is not destroying villages and
Stories of dragon slayers were popularized and heroes were hailed
as saviors. In the bible, the dragon is the symbol of the Devil
This concept was made eminent by the Catholic Church during the
Dark Ages, in their endeavors to manipulate the people around them to
be dependent on God.
In India, however, the dragon, called Naga
is regarded as god. This is the same word incorporated into the Malay
Language. The Indian merchants brought their culture with them when they
came trading at the Malayan Archipelago centuries ago, leaving an
everlasting impact within the communities of this region. The ancient
kingdom of Lembah Bujang, Srivijaya, and Majapahit were all under their
influence, worshipping Hindu deities and incorporated the term "Raja"
which means "King".
Naga and Garuda engaging in a war
Ancient Indian myth tells of stories about how Naga came
about. From the Indian epic Mahabharata, it is said that Naga was born
the cousin of Garuda the giant eagle.
Eventually they became
enemy due to certain dispute and Garuda vowed to treat Naga as food.
That explains why eagles eat snakes. And that also shows that Naga is in
fact the King Cobra.
one of the gods of the Hindu Trinity, finds shelter under the hood of a
King Cobra. That elevates the status of Naga to that of a god.
China, the dragon is also regarded as a symbol of power, wealth and
The king of the sea, "Hai Long Wang" is a man with the face
of a dragon. His army is made up of creatures of the sea, and he lives
thousands of feet under the sea within the serenity of his palace.
dictates the changing of weather and water, and being a god he is often
portrayed as selfish and inconsistent.
Another version of the Chinese dragon is the Chinese Fireball
Dragon. According to some sources the female fireball dragon is larger
in size than the male. It lays eggs that are crimson in color and have
specks of gold scattered all over their surface. The legend that
surrounds the story of the Chinese fireball dragon tells us that the
shells of the eggs of the dragon are desperately sought after by
The fireball dragon feeds on mammals and its favorite items on
the menu are big and juicy pigs and human beings.
Even the learned Greeks admit the existence of dragon.
was the serpent-like dragon that twined round the tree in the Garden of
the Hesperides and guarded the golden apples. Ladon was also said to
have as many as one hundred heads. He was overcome and slain by
The Lernaean Hydra
The Lernaean Hydra was a dragon-like water serpent with
fatally venomous breath, blood and fangs, a daughter of Typhon and
The creature was said to have anywhere between five and 100
heads, although most sources put the number somewhere between seven and
For each head cut off, one or two more grew back in its place.
dragon of Egypt is called Apep, the dragon of chaos. Apep was also known
as Apophis, Aaapef and Rerek.
Some people, however, preferred this
serpent-like dragon to remain Nameless.
Dragon of Darkness and Chaos, Apep. Picture:susanneiles.com
amazing facts await you across the Atlantic Ocean. The Mesoamerican
civilization, separated from the rest of the world, also have their
version of dragon.
"Also known as the Earth Monster, the Olmec Dragon has flame
eyebrows, a bulbous nose, and bifurcated tongue. When viewed from the
front, the Olmec Dragon has trough-shaped eyes; when viewed in profile,
the eyes are L-shaped. Fangs are prominent, often rendered as an
upside-down U-shaped bracket."
Again we could a common trend within all these cultures; they
claim the existence of a giant serpent-like creature, ferocious and
If dragon do not exist, what makes these people believe that it does I wonder?
Dragon Inn Web Site
The Vietnamese Dragons
First I would like to say a big thankyou to the above web site for this small insight. I am so pleased to Google for showing the Images that led me to them. Thank you both. I wish I could find more Welsh Dragon Tales to share with the world, but alas they are few and far between.
The Dragons of Vietnam
The Vietnamese Dragon is commonly called Con Rong, or Con Long which
is more literary. It makes part of the four animals with supernatural
power [Tu Linh] and occupies the top place. It is frequently used in
The union of the Dragon
king Lac Long Quan coming from the Waters and of the fairy Au Co of
terrestrial origins brought forth one hundred robust sons. Later, when
the couple separated, fifty of them followed their father Dragon toward
the lower coastal regions and founded the first Vietnamese nation named
Van Lang. The other fifty followed their terrestrial mother toward the
high plains to give birth later to a complex ethnic microcosm.
According to a Vietnamese
legend, it was thanks to the return of a benefactor dragon that barbaric
hordes coming from the North retreated. Upon contact with the sea, its
fire-spitting tongues turned into a multitude of small islands and reefs
with extravagant forms. That is why this bay is known in Vietnamese
as "Ha Long" [Descending Dragon]. It is a marvellous natural
site most visited by foreign tourists when they land in Vietnam.
The Mekong delta is related
to the dragon as well. This river born in the foothills of the Himalayas
[Tibet] divides into nine branches or nine dragons to throw itself in
the golf of Cochinchina. That is why this region is called Cuu Long
Vietnamese Water Puppetry
Vietnamese water puppetry has a long history. Vietnamese water puppetry
is an age-old typical and traditional art, closely bound to rural culture
and agricultural civilization of Vietnamese peasants.
Vietnamese dragon boat water puppet.
Racing Dragon Boat is a popular activity for the new year celebration
water-puppet shows there is an effective combination of the visual effects
provided by fire, water, and the movements of the puppets. Under the
surface of the water is concealed the whole control system of the show.
Calm and serene when fairy figures appear on it to sing and dance, it
is agitated by stormy waves in scenes of battle with the arrival of
Vietnamese Dragon Dance
At a Tet (Vietnamese Lunar New Year) Festival, children who perform
in the dragon dance are traditionally called the "heavenly dogs,"
and the envelopes of "lucky money" they collect are symbolic
offerings. The dragon dance, a vital part of Vietnamese culture, is
performed in several festivals, particularly the Tet celebration. The
dragon symbolizes blessing and prosperity, and the dance is performed
to expel devils and to bring good luck.
How some Dragons are mentioned in Vietnam Literature.
proverbs and sayings mention dragons but imply something else:
gap may": "Dragon meets clouds" – In favourable
rong duoi tom": "Dragon's head, shrimp's tail" –
Good at first and bad at last; something which starts well but ends
mua rong bay": "Phoenix dances, dragon flies" –
Used to praise the calligraphy of someone who writes Chinese ideograms
den nha tom": "Dragon visits shrimp's house" – A
saying used by a host to (or of) his guest: the host portrays himself
as a humble shrimp and his guest as a noble dragon.
nhu rong cuon, noi nhu rong leo, lam nhu meo mua":
as dragon scrolls, talking as dragon climbs, working as cat vomits"
A criticism of someone who eats too much and talks a lot, but
Shennong, the king of the seas by Marisa E. Martínez Pérsico
The legend of the grandson of Shennong, the sea dragon king, affirms that he was married with a fairy and had one hundred children.
The first-born of this marriage became the king of the First Dynasty of Vietnam; he later proclaimed himself emperor. This story is the origin of the old Vietnamese proverb “dragon children, fairy progeny”.
Vietnamese people consider themselves to be descendants of valiant dragons.
Emperor Hùng was the one who taught citizens to tattoo themselves with dragon images in their chests, abdomens and thighs. It was an amulet of protection and seasoned spiritual strength.
ITS OUTER ASPECT
The physical appearance of a Vietnamese dragon was an image combination
of a crocodile, a serpent, a lizard and a bird.
The adoration of the crocodile is explained because, historically, the
Vietnamese inhabitants always lived near rivers. So, they learned to
venerate this sacred animal.
At archaeological excavations, experts found objects that combined
images of dragons with real animals: crocodile-dragon,
crocodile-serpent and dragon-cat statues and pottery.
The thin dragons represented the king and became part of the Vietnamese Literature quickly. They had slightly winding bodies which ended sharply in a small tail.
The body of the Vietnamese dragon was segmented in twelve sections that represented the twelve months of the year.
In addition, the Vietnamese dragons have fins, beard, prominent eyes and some of them had large horns. The legs are small and thin.
Finally, these fabulous animals have the capacity to change the weather
and are responsible for the harvests' quality.
The Vietnamese Dragon by Marisa E. Martínez Pérsico
In Vietnam, the dragon is considered the most important and sacred symbol of this Eastern ethnic group, from remote times to the present time.
According to the old myth of the creation of the Kinh people, all the Vietnamese citizens descend from a dragon.
For them, the dragon is a fantastic animal that governs the rain. For
that reason, when one is blessed by a dragon, one succeeds in
The fabulous dragon is a symbol that represents the king, the prosperity and the energy of the Vietnamese nation. Like the Chinese dragon, the Vietnamese is the symbol of the Yang. It represents the universe, the life, the existence and the growth.
DRAGONS AND DYNASTIES
During the dynasty of Tran (1225-1400), the dragons had a similar aspect to those of the previous dynasty of Ly.
Nevertheless, it is possible to emphasize some different details: its
tail is shorter; its body is slightly fatter. The Vietnamese dragon can
be represented with different types of tails.
The Tran dragon symbolized the martial arts, because the Tran Kings were descendants of a Mandarin commander.
Since the Vietnamese people had to fight against the invasions of the
Mongols, the image of the dragon was influenced by the Chinese dragon, thanks to the reach of Confucianism inthese lands.
Later they are represented in legends in a very majestic way:
Vietnamese dragons begin to portray lion heads and a great nose.
THE DECAY OF THE ART
During the dynasty of Nguyen (1802-1883), the dragon began to be imagined with a spiral tail, one fiery fin, and great claws.
In time, the image of this animal went degenerating, until it lost its majestic form.
For many, such change must be considered as a signal of the artistic
declination suffered by the following Vietnamese dynasty.
Vietnamese Dragon King
The story tells of a kind man named Slowcoach, he befriendsed a little animal called a Cibet. They became great friends, but Slowcoach had a brother who wasn't very nice and when he saw how happy Slowcoach and his new friend were, so in temper he killed Cibet. Poor Slowcoach was broken hearted and he took it upon himself to bury Cibet at the bottom of a great tree. It so happened that whenever Slowcoach went to visit the tree to pray, silver pieces rained down upon him.
Of course it wasn't long before his mean brother saw what was going on and he decided to pray at the tree but only mud fell down upon him and he destroyed the great tree by cutting it down. Slowcoach did not want the memory of Cibet to be lost forever, so he took pieces of the wood, and made a pig’s trough, which his brother also destroyed.
Finally, Slowcoach made a fish hook, but when the hook touched the water, the lake began to rise, nearly killing him, and in the flood he lost both the rod and his hook.
He sat on the bank of the lake waiting for the water to recede. Can you imagine his amazement when a beautiful maiden appeared, claiming to be the daughter of the Dragon King. She told him that the Dragon King had got Slowcoach's hook caught in his mouth and that he very much wanted it removed. Of course
Slowcoach agreed to help the Dragon King, and the maiden created a bubble which carried Slowcoach to the bottom of the lake. Gently, he removed the hook from the mouth of the Dragon King, and in return, was given a jug which contained a beautiful blue fish to take back home. Slowcoach thanked the Dragon King and he took his gift back to land, where he said good-bye to the beautiful maiden.
A few days passed andf Slowcoach realised that something very strange was happening in his house. He found the whenever he left his cottage, and returned, the house was sparkling clean from top to bottom. So one day Slowcoach pretended to leave, but instead of leaving he sneaked round to a window to see what was happening. What a surprise he got when the blue fish leapt from the bowl and as it touched the floor in turned into the maiden of the sea. Without thinking he ran back into the house and smashed the blue jug hoping against hope that it might keep her there with him.
He begged her to stay and she agreed, but told him that he must make her some bones first, as she was only a fish. He set about making them straight away and she, the Dragon King’s daughter became his wife.
But nothing escaped Slowcoach’s evil brother who soon found out about the Dragon King's Daughter and he was away down to the lake to try and get himself a wife too.
And what happened to him do you think, oh yes he dived into the lake but instead of getting himself a wife, the Dragon King having knowledge of the wickedness in this brother, turned him into a fish, and as far as I know he is still there, swimming round the lake day after day..
és Caprivi régiókban előforduló éjszakai ragadozó a cibetmacska
(Civettictis civetta) ez a
10-12 kg súlyú éjszakai ragadozó, amely a pókoktól és termeszektől a
békákon és halakon át a kisebb antilopborjakig mindent zsákmányol, de
a vadgyümölcsöket sem veti meg. A végbélváladékként képződő “cibet”
hatóanyagát a gyógyszer- és parfümipar már évszázadok óta ismeri és
Chang Er flying to the Moon
legend Chang Er Flying to the Moon is a beautiful fable of ancient
China. Chang Er was the wife of the legendary hero Hou Yi, a great
archer who accomplished great achievements by shooting down nine extra
suns. The hero was rewarded with a kind of elixir for his deed, which
was then eaten by his wife by stealth. Chang Er rose up to the sky
immediately after that and lived on the moon ever since. The moon is
also called "Moon Palace" by the Chinese to describe the abode of Chang
Er. It is said that she regretted for what she had done soon after she
flied to the moon. Many poets in ancient China cited the subject in
their poems, in order to deliver Chang Er's loneliness, chillness and
solitude in the moon palace.
In China, Chang Er is a synonym for the moon, and the Chinese
nation has always had a special emotion towards the moon derived by the
associations of fair Chang Er, which has even influenced the nation in
all aspects. When getting to know what happened to Chang Er, common
people of that time put their incense burner tables under the moon and
prayed for luck and safety to the kind lady. Thereby, the custom of
worshiping the moon on the Mid-Autumn Festival caught on among folks.
Later, other legends about the moon, such as Wu Gang Chopping the
Laurel Tree and Moon Rabbit Grinding Medicine were created, draping the
moon with a mysterious veil once more. Moreover, people are also fond
of making interesting patterns of these tales on moon cakes.
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